Surveillance Planner

Surveillance, Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTP SE)
Near Gatwick
Band 3G, circa £26,817 per annum. Progression based on performance. Plus 5% On Call Allowance. Plus benefits
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Surveillance Planner to join our Covert Operations Team, part of Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTP SE). You will be responsible for providing planning and support, briefing and logistics to all surveillance operations carried out by the CTP SE.

Main responsibilities will include;

  • Planning, risk assessment, tactical advice, reconnoitring      and support of surveillance operations.
  • Moving vehicles, preparing equipment, obtaining all      the required assets and arrangements for the conducting of a successful      operation by the team.
  • Gaining and compiling the information required for      the completion of surveillance briefings and presenting the subsequent      briefing to surveillance team.

You will have a working knowledge of surveillance or surveillance planning and the ability to research and evaluate information, assessing the importance of tasks and prioritising accordingly. You will also have excellent communication skills with the ability to negotiate and influence with good presentation skills.

Level 1 or 2 National surveillance training or awareness, working knowledge / experience of firearms risk assessments and a good understanding of disclosure and exhibit handling are desirable.

This role is part of a national, regional and local network and as a result you will be required to travel for business purposes. This may include travel across the UK and is not limited to the South East. You will be asked to demonstrate flexibility regarding working hours in line with operational demand and occasionally this may require working away from home. You must be prepared to be security cleared to an enhanced level.

For the purposes of safeguarding national security, applicants who do not hold or acquire the appropriate security clearances (which may include STRAP) and meet the nationality requirements cannot be offered the post. This post is therefore restricted to UK nationals. As such, in line with Cabinet Office Policy, supported by Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), applicants who do not hold or acquire Developed Vetting (DV) clearance and meet the nationality requirements cannot be offered the post.

For further information please email or telephone 01865 555839 quoting 15192.

The closing date is 23:55hrs on Sunday 09 December 2018.

CTP SE and SEROCU are committed to becoming the most diverse team in the South East. We encourage interest and applications from candidates of all backgrounds and particularly welcome applications from female and BAME (black, Asian and minority ethic) candidates to enable us to truly reflect the communities we serve.


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All posts require a level of Police Vetting as per the National Vetting Code of Practice. The residency requirement is necessary to enable all applicants to be checked in an equitable manner. Thames Valley Police will allow applicants to apply who do not necessarily reach the criteria as long as they have proven UK residency and supporting evidence where necessary. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Thames Valley Police serves diverse communities; to truly reflect this, we are keen to recruit people from Black, Asian and other minority backgrounds. We value the knowledge and experiences that individuals bring from different cultures and welcome any contributions that can enhance the services we deliver to the public.

We believe in investing in all of our people, and run tailored Positive Action Initiatives to support our colleagues from underrepresented backgrounds in their personal and professional development, ensuring everyone has a level playing field to succeed, progress and feel fulfilled in their careers.

We will consider applications from flexible workers and look for job share opportunities where possible.

This opportunity is closed to applications.